Differentiate Pseudomonas aeruginosa from Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae in 20 minutes.

Patient in hospital bed - Gram-Negative

Why you need to know the difference

Gram-negative bacteria account for approximately 20% of all positive blood cultures.1 Many of these organisms are associated with high mortality rates due to increasing resistance. For example, studies have shown that there is greater mortality associated with delays in patient management for P. aeruginosa.2 Since Gram-negative bacteria encompass many organisms rapid pathogen identification can be helpful to clinicians in order to provide better patient management sooner.

QuickFISH Provides 20 Minute Identification and Differentiation of Gram-Negative Species from Positive Blood Cultures

  • Save time and money by using as a first line detection method and identify Gram-negatives sooner.
  • Results 1-3 days earlier than conventional methods.
  • Allows for better patient management by offering rapid pathogen ID.
Gram-Stain - Gram-Negative
QucikFISH test results - Gram-Negative
1Karlowsky et al. Ann Clin Micro Anti 2004;3:7.
2Kang et al. Clin Infec Dis 2003;37:745-751.